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SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

By Bernard Jacobson | The Seattle Times

When Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, any participating orchestra’s principal cellist can expect to be accorded an equal place in the spotlight. It was heartwarming, at Benaroya Hall on Thursday evening, to observe the pianist’s insistent inclusion of Efe Baltacigil in his acceptance of the audience’s plaudits. Read more …

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

By Mark Swed | Los Angeles Times

When John Adams was a young composer and conductor in San Francisco in the early ’70s, he would often perform the experimental music of John Cage and other radicals, which was the hip thing to do at the time. But he has said that all that avant-garde business could leave him musically dissatisfied, and he’d go home and put on recordings of late Beethoven string quartets.
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Next Concerts

    May 3, 2017

    Evanston, IL

    North Western University

    Program:

    SCHUBERT Four Impromptus, D. 935 (Op. posth. 142)

    CHOPIN Four Impromptus, Op. 29, Op. 36, Op. 51, Op. 66

    – Interval –

    ADAMS Impromptu 2, “After Schubert”
    CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

    May 10, 2017

    San Francisco, CA

    San Francisco Symphony

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482

    May 11, 2017

    San Francisco, CA

    San Francisco Symphony

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482

    May 12, 2017

    San Francisco, CA

    San Francisco Symphony

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482

    May 13, 2017

    San Francisco, CA

    San Francisco Symphony

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482

    June 2, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City Symphony

    MOZART Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K.451

    Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K 459

    June 3, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City Symphony

    MOZART Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K.451

    Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K 459

    June 4, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City Symphony

    MOZART Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K.451

    Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K 459

NY Philharmonic

Artist-in-Residence: Emanuel Ax 2012/13.
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